Wednesday, June 08, 2011


►2012 recruit Marc Hetnik, Jr., was a recent recipient of the Commitment to Excellence Award at Catholic Memorial School's 51st commencement exercises. He was one of eight seniors to receive the award recognizing devotion to academics and athletics.

►Rising sophomores Charlie Coyle, Adam Clendening and Matt Nieto are among the 40 players named to this summer’s USA Hockey National Junior evaluation camp in Lake Placid. All three also were camp invitees last summer, but only Coyle was named to the final roster of the U.S. Junior National Team.

Former Terrier defenseman Eric Gryba (right in photo) finished his first full pro season on a high note as the Binghamton Senators won the AHL’s Calder Cup championship Monday night, defeating Houston four games to two. In 66 regular season games, Gryba scored seven points and added one more in ten playoff games.

On June 5, Senators assistant coach Steve Stirling, captain of BU's 1971 national champions, underwent successful quadruple bypass surgery and, according to the Senators, was resting comfortably.

BU’s Matt Nieto and Adam Clendening participated in last weekend’s NHL combine in Toronto. According to TSN, defenseman Clendening scored well on bench press and push-ups and recorded the furthest medicine-ball toss, measuring upper body power, as well as some vertical jump testing. Clendening, who earned a spot on the Hockey East All-Rookie team this past season, discussed his preparation for the combine with New England Hockey Journal

► interview with Nieto at the combine.

► MTR Media profiles of Nieto and Clendening

The Scouting Report has ranked Clendening and Nieto 36th and 43rd respectively for the upcoming NHL entry draft, set for June 24 & 25 in St. Paul, Minn.

Terriers Wade Megan, Ryan Santana and Ross Gaudet each had their heads shaved at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro Sunday to raise money for the One Mission Kids Cancer Buzz-Off which benefits the Children’s Hospital Boston's Pediatric Oncology unit. The rest of their BU teammates were on hand for the event. Megan has established a donations Web page for One Mission, Inc.
► coverage and Fox TV video

Anthony DeAngelo, who had been a 2014 recruit, has now signed on with Sarnia of the OHL. Adam Erne, a 2013 commit, was picked by Halifax in the second round of QMJHL draft. reports that former BU All-American defenseman Freddy Meyer, who has been in the NHL since 2005, is considering a move to Europe next season. Injuries limited him to 15 games with Atlanta last season.

Former Terrier goalie Jason Tapp has been named an assistant coach by Union College’s newly appointed head coach, Rick Bennett. Tapp, whose minor league career ended in 2009, was a volunteer goalie coach for the Dutchmen during the past two seasons.

Could an expansion be in Hockey East’s future ? With upcoming establishment of a Big Ten hockey league, some CCHA clubs may be seeking a new home. One report suggests that Notre Dame may be eyeing Hockey East.

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